DSM Conference Brochure (2011)

CONFERENCE OBJECTIVES 2011 SILVER SPONSOR conference on alzheimer’s and other dementias PARTICIPATE in a day of educ...

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conference on alzheimer’s and other dementias

PARTICIPATE in a day of education, information, and support provided by local and nationally recognized experts. LEARN positive communication strategies and their effect on people with dementia, developmental disabilities and care partners. DISCOVER the most current updates in Alzheimer research and treatment.


RECOGNIZE changes in relationships, intimacy and sexuality. DISCUSS health care directives, financial powers of attorney and Medicaid for long term care. IDENTIFY safe and effective driving skills.

The Ramada special room rate for this conference is $69 (plus taxes), if made by April 1st. Please contact the hotel directly to reserve your room. Identify yourself as an Alzheimer’s Association conference member to receive the rate. Ramada: 515.278.0271 www.ramadatropicsresort.com

The Alzheimer’s Association, Greater Iowa Chapter does not endorse any products, services, service providers, individuals or organizations intended to benefit persons with dementia and their caregivers.

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Certificates of Attendance reflecting contact hours will be provided for all other attendees. Nursing home administrators, social workers, home health aides, and certified nursing assistants will be awarded 6.0 contact hours. Certificates will be awarded for those who attend the entire program.

8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

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Continuing Education Credits (CEU) will be provided by DMACC (IBN Provider #22) for nurses to receive credit. This program is approved for 0.72 CEU credits. The credit will only be awarded for those who attend the entire program.

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Monday, April 11th



Family scholarships are available for those in the Alzheimer’s Association, Greater Iowa Chapter area. For questions regarding the areas we serve, please visit us at www.alz.org/greateriowa or by contacting us at 515.440-2722. A special thanks to Prairie Meadows Community Betterment Grant for making these schloarships available to local families at no cost.

Iowa Association of Homes & Services for the Aging

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Greater Iowa Chapter 1730 28th Street West Des Moines, IA 50266

VISIT exhibits from local vendors and purchase books at the conference bookstore.

Scholarships Provided By:



KEYNOTE SPEAKERS Teepa Snow, an occupational therapist, currently works as a dementia care and dementia education specialist, providing educational and training sessions to organizations and providers across the country. She also has clinical appointments with Duke University’s School of Nursing and the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill’s School of Medicine. She works closely with several assisted living and retirement communities, hospice and day Teepa L Snow, service programs, and dementia specialty service MS,OTR/L, FAOTA providers to improve and optimize programs and services to people with dementia and their families. Teepa has over 30 years of experience in geriatrics. Previously, she served as the education director and lead trainer for the Alzheimer’s Association, Eastern North Carolina Chapter.

William B. Orr, Ph.D., M.D.

Dr. Orr, a neuroscientist and geriatric psychiatrist, works with people with dementia in both inpatient and outpatient settings. He is founder and director of the Orr Memory and Geriatric Behavioral Clinic in Mendota Heights, Minnesota, as well as Director of two acute inpatient geriatric behavioral units. Dr. Orr also consults for various long term care groups who provide assessment in assisted living and skilled nursing centers. His primary clinical interests are in early detection of dementia, differentiation from depression in the elderly and management of agitation.

PRESENTERS Bill Connett is an acoustic singer/songwriter. Bill was a founding member of a popular folk band at Harvard called Granfalloon during 1969-1972. He is also a recipient of the 2001, 2002, and 2003 Iowa Arts Council grant for the Music In Healing program. Scott Hartsook is the Managing Attorney of the Legal Hotline for Older Iowans. The Legal Hotline is a project of Iowa Legal Aid that provides free legal advice to Iowans who are 60 or older. Scott has managed the Legal Hotline since 1997 and has been an attorney with Iowa Legal Aid since 1988. Beth Powell is a leader in using the science of nutrition and movement to enhance living and learning. She is passionate about empowering individuals of all ages to know and express the value of their life by singing their heart song. This song rings out for all those around them to hear and recognize. She is a joyful wife and mother who is thankful she found and now sings her heart song for all the world to hear. Heidi Smith is the Director of Programs and Services at the Brain Injury Association of Iowa and has been there since November 2009. She oversees the Neuro-Resource Facilitation Program as well as provides trainings to providers of brain injury services across Iowa. Heidi holds a bachelors degree with a double major in Psychology and Human Services from Buena Vista University, graduating Cum Laude.


Registration & Exhibits Open

8:30 – 8:45 Welcome (Main Ballroom) Speaker: Carol Sipfle, Executive Director of the Alzheimer’s Association, Greater Iowa Chapter 8:45 – 10:00 Managing Behavior, Start With Yourself (Main Ballroom) Speaker: Teepa L Snow, MS, OTR/L, FAOTA, Dementia Care and Training Specialist - Efland, NC 10:00 – 10:15

Break & Exhibits

10:15 – 11:05 Breakout Session #1 Room #1: Developmental Disabilities

Speaker: Teepa L Snow, MS, OTR/L, FAOTA, Dementia Care and Training Specialist - Efland, NC Room #2: Legal Issues Speaker: Scott Hartsook, Iowa Legal Aid 11:05 – 12:00 Breakout Session #2 Room #1: Driving & Dementia

Speaker: Teepa L Snow, MS, OTR/L, FAOTA, Dementia Care and Training Specialist - Efland, NC

Room #2: Changing Relationships

Speaker: Heidi S. Smith, BA, Brain Injury Association of Iowa

12:05 – 1:00

Lunch & Support Group Recognition (served in Main Ballroom)

1:00 – 2:30

The Confusion of Old Age: Differential Diagnosis of Cognitive and Behavioral Changes in the Elderly

Presenters: Connie Lucus & Polly Johnston - Program Specialists, Alzheimer’s Association, Greater Iowa Chapter


1. REGISTER ONLINE www.alz.org/greateriowa 2. MAIL FORM / PAYMENT to: Alzheimer’s Association

LIMITED SPACE SO REGISTER TODAY! Registration fee includes: conference materials, scheduled breaks/lunch, and continuing education credits or certificate of attendance.

Pre-Registration on or before April 1, 2011: ____ Healthcare Professional


Registration after April 2, 2011: ____ Healthcare Professional $75.00 Family caregivers from the Greater Iowa Chapter area may register to attend at no charge. To view the cities included in our area, please visit: www.alz.org/greateriowa: ____ Family Member/Non-paid Caregiver FREE Name Address City State Zip Email Phone Employer Job Title Meal Preference: I have no special dietary requirements I prefer a vegetarian meal I prefer a gluten-free meal

Speaker: William B. Orr, Ph.D., M.D., Orr Memory and Geriatric Behavioral Clinic - Mendota Heights, MN

Healthcare professionals please provide:

2:30 – 2:45

SSN# License # RN/LPN (Please circle discipline)

Break & Exhibits Dr. William Orr - Available for individual questions

2:45 – 3:45 Breakout Session #3 Room #1: Sexuality and Intimacy Speaker: Teepa L Snow, MS, OTR/L, FAOTA, Dementia Care and Training Specialist - Efland, NC Room #2: Integrative Movements to Age Well, Brain Gym Exercises

Speaker: Beth Powell, Brain Gym 3:45 – 4:15 4:15 – 4:30

Bill Connett: The Healing Power of Music (Main Ballroom) Closing Remarks & Evaluations (Main Ballroom)

For questions regarding the conference contact us at 515.440.2722.

*Reminder to all continuing education participants; YOU MUST SIGN OUT TO RECEIVE YOUR CREDITS! Please visit the registration area.

To pay by credit card please provide the following: _____MC _____VISA Exp. Date __ __ /__ __ __ __ __ __ - __ __ __ __ - __ __ __ __ - __ __ __ __ Name on Card Signature

Mail completed registration form and fee to: Alzheimer’s Association 1730 28th Street West Des Moines, IA 50266 Please make checks payable to the Alzheimer’s Association.